WWW: Cowichan Sweaters, Super Sweaters, Giveaway!

Because we love our readers, we have a bonus for you today! We’re giving away three sets of Sajou Eiffel Tower scissors and a wooden tape measure.

Beautiful!

The scissors are a replica of a model that dates from the end of the 19th century, and is a celebration of the construction of the Eiffel Tower at the Universal Exhibition of 1889. They are hand-made in a small French shop.

A fabulous addition to any knitter's toolkit.

The tape measure is reproduction of a traditional small wooden tape measure.

Thanks to BagSmith/Sajou for this fabulous prize. Value is $104/set.

Post a comment by the end of the day Friday March 30th to be entered to win.


Image courtesy Chad Hipolito/The Globe and Mail

The traditional Cowichan sweaters, originated by the Coast Salish peoples of Western Canada, have been recognized by the Canadian government as an object of national historic significance. This article from the Globe and Mail profiles a knitter, May Sam, who has been making these sweaters for decades. This piece from a local newspaper gives more detail and history on the garments.


A fabulous place to knit!

Check your calendars! The Icelandic knitting magazine Lopi og band has announced the details for the Nordic knitting conference Gavstrik 2012. The conference, with the theme of “Icelandic knitting – past and present”, runs August 6-11 this year. This conference is held every year in different a small town or village in the Nordic countries, and this year’s event in Iceland promises to be fascinating and engaging. The schedule of events, classes and lectures looks amazing. More information about the event here. Gavstrik is a grassroots organization of knitting professionals and enthusiasts founded over 20 years ago.


I want this sweater!

Super Sweaters! Artist Hanie Mohd decided that the superladies featured in DC Comics universe of Superheroes looked a little cold in some of their outfits, so she designed sweaters for them.


Workers from Toronto Public Library System, an organization in the throes of labor issues, is hosting a knit-in at Toronto’s City hall today.


A nice little piece about knitter Loani Prior, who reinvented herself as an internationally recognized expert on tea cozies.


The knitter with some of her work.

Tina Selby of Wales is leading a campaign to knit warm hats for UK military personnel stationed in Afghanistan. She’s sent over 5,000 hats (each packaged with a chocolate bar), and expects to ship off another 2,000 for the start of next winter.

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917 thoughts on “WWW: Cowichan Sweaters, Super Sweaters, Giveaway!

  1. Suburban prep

    Those are simply so interesting. I have not seen anything like that before. It would be a great addition to my knitting supplies.

  2. Valerie

    I should hope that Cowichan sweaters are recognized as historically significant. Whoo!
    And, pick me! Thanks for another great giveaway.

  3. Erin N.

    I’m so excited about the tea cozies. My husband is buying a new teapot, and I’m sure if it looks like the model’s he’s been sending over, it’s going to be terribly ugly. A tea cozy will brighten it right up.

  4. Bonney

    I love all the products from Sajou. They are so beautiful and well made. I’d love to own a pair of the scissors!

  5. Whitney

    I’m one of those people who can never remember where I put my scissors and tape measure. Perhaps if I had some that lovely I would not forget.

  6. Susan

    What adorable accessories! I love things that have an old fashioned connection. That tape measure is a necessity!

  7. Wool Free and Lovin' Knit

    WOW — I had JUST looked at those scissors on line, coveted them and tried to put them out of my mind because my husband would say I was OUT OF MY MIND if I spent the $80.00 to buy them. But oh, if I could WIN them — wow, haven’t wanted to win a prize so badly. Good luck everyone (although I really hope the scissors come to me!)

  8. Jen

    I grew up on the West Coast, where everyone’s grandparent seemed to have a Cowichan sweater or hat. I think of them whenever I smell raw wool.

  9. Jennifer Morris

    I just send off for Sajou Cataloge. I can’t wait for it to come. As a embroiderer I can’t believe I had never heard of them till now. I have even been to Paris twice and I could have gone to their store. Now I have a excuse to go back:-)

  10. Trixie

    I would love to have a little bit of Paris with me all the time (my French Grand-mere taught me to knit)

  11. joan

    Thanks for giving me a chance to own these wonderful scissors. I have looked and wanted for a long long time. perhaps this just might be my time to have good luck. Keep these contests coming. Fun to see even if you don’t win.

  12. jennybookworm

    I get to visit Paris this summer – I would love to have a pair of those beautiful scissors as a pre-memoir of my trip!! The measuring tapes are also really gorgeous!

  13. molly

    tea cozies can be such fun! there’s really no reason to have one that is boring!
    cheers
    molly

  14. Michele

    I have lusted after those scissors in a local shop. I would love to have a chance to win them.

  15. Jen

    March 30 is my birthday… hint hint! My knitting scissors were confiscated at an airport last year – whoopsie!

  16. Andrea

    The scissors and tape measure are so charming! I’d love to have them. Thanks for another great contest!

  17. Colleen

    as someone who loves anything French, what adorable scissors!

    the super sweaters are also really cute 🙂

  18. Megan F.

    Wow, what a lovely set. The scissors are beautiful and the tape measure is just so neat. I’d love to have them in my toolkit.

  19. Terri

    I love those scissors. Will have to get a pair for sure.

    Cudos to Tiny Selby of Wales on her hat initiative.

  20. Brandi

    Amazing sweaters I even like the comic hero ones. I find the Cowichan Sweater to be amazing. I look at those and think about going snowshoeing or skiing.

  21. Dari Trout

    The giveaway is fabulous! HAD to share the link on the DC girl sweaters with my daughter! Awesome fun!

  22. Savannagal

    Those scissors are adorable, and one can never have too many pairs. Thanks for thet terrific giveaway.

  23. Melissa

    Those have to be the sweetest scissors I have ever seen. Last year I took my first trip to Paris to see the Eiffel tower and these scissors would be such a nice reminder of my time there.

  24. carrie

    Ooh, pick me! I’ve been wanting a pair of those scissors for so long! Thanks for the super sweaters link 🙂

  25. Therese

    Those are the cutest little knitting supplies! I would love to be able to add them to my knitting bag 🙂

  26. MelissaHB

    I’ve had my eye on pair of Sajou Eiffel Tower scissors. Their pretty and functional.

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway 🙂

  27. mrs.radley

    I am very excited to hear that the Cowichan sweaters and the knitters who craft them are being recognized.

  28. Leta Hansen

    I love the scissors and tape measures. The scissors have been on my (drool) wishlist for a long time!

  29. knitography

    Wow, those scissors are too cute! And I need a new pair since my significant other appropriated my favourite ones – for trimming his beard hair (seriously).

  30. Emily

    The wooden tap measures look really lovely!

    I adore the superhero sweaters. I think the artist should team with a knitter to design her patterns!

  31. marni

    oh my goodness those scissors are soooooo beauuuuutiful! thank you so much for the opportunity!

  32. Deb

    I love the scissors! I bought gorgeous buttons for my February Lady Sweater in Paris, so this would be a wonderful reminder of knitting in that magical city.

  33. Eleanor (undeadgoat)

    Oh how beautiful! I’ve been waffling about whether to buy a new pair of scissors and trying to find someone in town to sharpen my dulled, cheap-ish ones. I just love using high-quality tools, I find it elevates all the aspects of my work!

  34. Renee

    Sajou is an amazing business. They single-handedly are preserving beautiful vintage designs of notions that remind us of a way of life that was graceful, unhurried and appreciative of lovely details. And they are meticulous in their attention to detail and use of beautiful materials. And they teeter on the outskirts of my price range. So tempting to see their beautiful scissors and tape measure available to win. Pick me, pick me…..

  35. Sherry in Idaho

    Aren’t those just the most lovely things! and they would be such a pleasure to use.

  36. Teresa

    What a fantastic giveaway! I love anything made by that fabulous company, Sajou. These are beautiful articles.

  37. Carolyn P.

    I love the Sajou scissors and tape measure! To be honest though, when I think of Sajou I think more of cross stitch and embroidery than knitting. There’s no reson these tools won’t work for all three!

  38. leann

    Always love the little fiber stories you post. And of course the give aways would be just an added thing to make me smile when working on my latest project!

  39. holly

    Love them both. The engineering of the Eiffel Tower is just so incredibly cool. I’ve only been up the tower once, sadly. I went on my Birthday one year. I took the bus to Paris and the bus driver warned that he would be leaving precisely at 7 PM and it was a rare trip when he didn’t leave at least one person behind (he stated proudly). Well, I was that person. It was a fun and memorable trip to be sure!

  40. Claire

    Wow, those scissors are stunning, and have made me want to hop on the Eurostar for the weekend!

  41. Eli

    I LOVE your website! It continues to inspire me to knitt new things and get new ideas! Keep the posts coming! (those scissors are cute too!)

  42. chppie

    Thanks for your knitty updates. I love to see the “news” to keep up on what’s out there in the world of knitting. And I love the antique repro tape measures. I never really thought about what they might look like.

  43. Jodi

    What a lovely giveaway! I’m just getting back into embroidery, so they would be perfect.

    Oh, knitting in Norway sounds amazing.

  44. Marjorie

    I love the weekly updates! Thanks. And thanks, too, for the giveaways you do. They’re always interesting items. Please enter me for this drawing. Thanks!

  45. Steph N

    Oh, I’d have to be careful not to lose those scissors like I do all my others. They’re so pretty I think it’d be worth the effort. Count me in, please!

  46. Joline

    Lovely set of tape measures and scissors. I could use some backups measuring tapes as my young daughters keep breaking mine.

  47. Kay

    I’ve always loved the look of the Cowichan sweaters, so glad that they have been recognized as part of our heritage.

    And that it brings knitting into the spotlight isn’t a bad thing either.
    ^_~

  48. Christi

    I love those scissors. What a wonderful way to be reminded of the beauty of Paris while making something beautiful!

  49. Sarah L

    Ever since I stumbled across some White Buffalo yarn last summer, I’ve been toying with the idea of knitting a cowichan sweater. So intimidating, but I am resolutely adding it to the “someday” knit pile and hoping that someday will be in the near future. Also? That tape measure is so awesome!

  50. Sheri

    That is the closest I’ll get to the Eiffel tower any time in the near future, so please enter me in!

  51. Layla

    I love the eiffel scissors! I think they have now surpassed by affection for the stork scissors. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway opportunity!

  52. Taran

    Thanks for the update on knitting on the web. One of my 5 favorite days for this blog ;). The Catwoman one is nice, but I want that wonder woman sweater!

  53. Karen

    OMG, I love textile gadgets. The scissor and measuring tape are lovely. And that site is dangerous!

  54. Minna

    What a beautiful set! Thanks for the chance to win. Off to read more about cowichan sweaters…

  55. Rebecca

    What lovely scissors — and the tape measure looks really interesting. Thanks for offering such great prizes!

  56. Christine

    Thanks for the interesting articles on Cowichan sweaters!

    The scissors and tape measure would certainly spark anyone’s creativity!

  57. Bonnie

    I can’t bring my knitting to the office, but I *can* get my knitting fix at lunchtime by reading this blog. Love the stories you share. Would be great if you would “share” the cool scissors and tape measure with me, too.

    1. Leigh

      Lovely scissors would be a perfect gift for my British mother-in-law who first taught me to knit!

  58. Samantha

    Those scissors are so pretty and the wooden tape measure is so cute! Thanks for the excellent giveaway!

  59. Solarmama

    Some day, I will win a cool prize from Knitty. I hope that day is Friday, because I’m crazy for those measuring tapes!

  60. Nancy

    When I lived in Paris, I could see the Eiffel Tower from the front door of our apartment building. Those scissors brought back many pleasant memories.

  61. Josee

    I love these posts with knitting news from all over, it’s so much fun to read what’s going on out there, so thanks for doing this. I’m a sucker for scissors, but those tape measures are just adorable!

  62. melora

    I loved the story with the DC women getting sweaters- they look so much more comfortable now!

  63. Saan

    I’d love one of those tape measures. Also I’m giggling like a fool about British soldiers with stripy hats trying to blend in with their surroundings in the snow.

  64. Bonny

    The Cowichan Sweaters are made on Vancouver Island. The amazing thing is with all the design varieties and themes, the talented women and girls don’t follow patterns!

  65. Rebecca

    Oh! I love both the scissors AND the tape measure. Count me in!!!
    Keep the spinning posts coming, too. They are good inspiration!

  66. Shannan

    What beautiful tools, instant heirlooms. Would defeninatly feel connected to the past using them, Thanks so much for the contest.

  67. Glenda

    Love this blog! Would love to win the tape measure and scissors. Thanks for all the great stories. 🙂

  68. Cynthia C

    Beautiful tools give so much pleasure when you use them. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  69. duni

    oooh- i’ve been wanting to give a pair of those scissors to my mother for her needlepointing for awhile now. what a stellar giveaway! thanks, knitty!

  70. Susanne

    I love the thought behind the hat project. Sadly it started after I left the UK, but I will point it out to my knitting welsh friends 🙂

  71. Lisa Barrett

    What a gorgeous, generous giveaway! I’ve never seen either of those pieces and they’ve just lovely and amazingly cool. Thank you for the wonderful gifts.

  72. Julie

    I’m so over the moon happy to see the Cowichan sweaters getting the respect they deserve!

    My Cowichan sweater is a prized possession. A well worn one.

  73. Chandra

    I think those beautiful scissors and tape measure would be very happy in my toolkit…just saying 😉

  74. Reb

    In solidarity with knitters at the library: Keep on castin’ on. Hope somebody is reading aloud to them!

  75. CeltChick

    Ain’t they cute!! and one can never have too many tape measures or tiny scissors (we’d all like a set for each project bag, I’m sure)!

  76. Kathleen

    What lovely tools! I’m hoping to go to Paris in a few months for a belated birthday trip, so some Eiffel Tower scissors would be a treat. And the wooden case on the measuring tape is so wonderfully old-fashioned.

  77. Rachel H.

    I have been coveting the Eiffel Tower scissors for a while now, and the tape measure is so cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

  78. Barb T

    Love the scissors and tape measure. Truly instant treasures.

    I also loved today’s stories. So much going on in the knitting world.

  79. MarieAnge

    Wow! Such beautiful work!
    I would love to win the set 🙂
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

  80. Alyssa

    Je voudrais tricoter!

    What gorgeous tools… I could envision using them to make gorgeous things!

  81. Tia

    I am loving the superhero sweaters — an Angora sweater on SuperGirl is perfect!

    Also, of course, the Sajou collection…so droolworthy. 🙂

  82. Irene T

    It must be a coincidence! We were just discussing the Eiffel Tower this morning, about how high you can go up, the wait times etc. I would love to win the scissors! Thanks for the opportunity.

  83. Maggie

    Those scissors are just beautiful. At this moment my daughter is in Paris on a school exchange, they made me wish (again) that I was with her. If I win the set, it will always remind me of her visit. Thank you for being so generous.

  84. Eleanor

    Hmmmm…if I win should I send these lovely gadgets to my knitter friend in Nice or keep them for myself? I’ll be contemplating that while I wait for the drawing results 🙂

  85. Thatgrrl

    Great giveaway, and I need new scissors since mine broke (that’s what happens when you hurl them across the room in a fit of frogging rage…).

  86. Emily

    Love Sajou’s notions and scissors. Thanks for offering up a few days to dream about winning this prize.

  87. Harriet

    The scissors are lovely and the wooden tape measures are quite cool. Would be very lucky to win either.

  88. Alan

    These scissors remind my of my trip to Paris last summer. I went to La Droguerie, a wonderful needlecraft shop, and had a great time!

  89. Amanda

    I’m inspired by the Toronto Public Library System. A knit-in is an awesome form of protest.

  90. KC Cortese

    Oh, my. What an awesome giveaway! So beautiful. Would bring a smile to the face of anyone lucky enough to be able to hold them in their hands. (Very generous donation!)

  91. Beth

    Yum – I always drool over the Sajou scissors and accessories. thanks for the opportunity to win!

  92. Josiane

    Sweaters to keep superheroes warm – terrific idea! The superhero job just got a lot more appealing to always-cold-me! 🙂
    Those scissors and tape measures are great! Lovely idea for a giveaway.

  93. Kathy

    It is so wonderful to still have some products available which have quality craftsmanship. They are not often available. Thank you for offering some for free.

  94. Moira

    Love those scissors- I keep meaning to buy new ones because mine are so dull, hopefully, I won’t have to!

  95. LSP

    What beautiful tools! The tapes look very cool in their wooden cases, and those scissors are amazing!

  96. Angela

    I like Harly and Powergirl’s sweaters the best. Ivy and Batwoman’s are nice too.

    Those wooden measuring tapes look so nice!

  97. Lichen

    When, oh when, will I win one of these contests? My knitting case would be complete if I had some nifty scissors. And a nifty tape measurer. Alas! The disappointment mounts every time I don’t win yet again!

  98. Pilaar

    I too love the Super Hero sweaters, now we need her to create “SuperMom” and “SuperKnitter” sweaters too! Thanks for a chance at the lovely scissors and tape measure, my favourite tape measure is on it’s last legs so this lovely nostalgic one would be a real treat.

  99. lizzie

    yes, scissors and tapemeasures. i really need more, cable needles and knitting-sewing needles too. What crafty black hole sucks these up? I would love the chance to misplace such pretty things

  100. Rebeka

    I just got back from the knit-in supporting the Toronto Public Library workers. I learned to knit using library books and Knitty.com back in 2004, so it meant a lot to me to show my support.

    Such amazing prizes once again. Here’s hoping that I’ll be lucky — or that one of Toronto’s knitter-librarians will win!

  101. Amanda

    Those are gorgeous scissors! I like the bitty tape measure too, but I’m sure I’d lose it like my other retractables!

  102. lindaschiffer

    The scissors are lovely – and the tape measure is AWESOME! 🙂 Guess you have to be a needler/fiber person to understand someone being excited about a measuring device, eh?

    🙂 Linda

  103. Rebecca

    Aw, the scissors are priceless! Very special. I wasn’t a knitter when I went to Paris a few years ago, but next time I’m there, you KNOW I will be hitting up the yarn shops. Tricoter !

  104. Emma

    Ooh! I’ve been wanting to buy a pair of those scissors for years, but common sense keeps getting in the way…you know, I have a perfectly functioning pair at home, about the same size…even if they gave bite-marks on the handle from the time the dog got to them…

  105. Heather

    Oh, I have drooled over those scissors forever!! And I’ve actually been to Paris, so I totally need them, right???? =) Thanks for the giveaway!

  106. Trish

    Oh, I love the scissors! They bring back Paris memories and the view from the Eiffel Tower! What a great set! They would be great to win! Thanks for the chance!

  107. Nancy

    The scissors are beautiful, but the tape measures are something else! I would treasure them.

  108. AmyS

    Oh my goodness, what a lovely giveaway. I would love to carry around a bit of Paris in my pocket every day. Thank you!

  109. Knittingdancer (Teresa)

    Beautiful scissors and I love the little wooden tape measurer. These will be a lovely addition to any knitter’s bag. Thank you for the chance to win a set.

  110. Lynn

    Oh mon! tres agreable! Je donnerais ciseaux use bonne mason! (Oh my! Very nice! I would give the scissors a good home!)

  111. mrsla2lip

    I think these are the most beautiful scissors I have ever seen! Thanks for the giveaway!

  112. Annie Wilson

    I love Wednesday because I get to read y’alls awesome blog every Wednesday. You all gave me another reason to like Wednesday’s blog today-excellent free stuff.

  113. Judy H.

    Iceland is fabulous! Got stuck there once and poked around enough to make me want to go back! Didn’t stumble on a yarn shop, but did find a needlework shop.

  114. Margaret

    Those scissors are DARLING, and I am in sad need of a new pair of snips. Hooray for covering the cultural history of Cowichan sweaters, too!

  115. Kamigaeru

    Such adorable scissors!! And I never would have thought of a wooden tape measure, either… very fun indeed!

  116. Anna

    Those are really interesting tools. Really beautiful.

    I live in BC, and so Cowichan sweaters aren’t an unsual sight around here. I’ve yet to buy or knit one, but it’s on the list of sweaters to have at some point.

  117. Joan

    Oooh! Ever since Franklin Habit blogged about the lovely items made by Sajou, I have been wishing I had some of their pretty little scissors.

  118. Lisa

    I would love to win these! The scissors are so great and I love the wooden tape measure too!

  119. Aimee

    Maybe a new tape measure would help me get my gauge right. 😉

    The scissors are nice, too. Reminds me of Paris…. Oh wait, I’ve never been to France….

  120. beth grim

    Hmmm..461 replies already….I’ll take my chances…one day I WILL win something off the web!!! (BTW, I kinda have a thing for both scissors AND tape measures..hee hee).

  121. Carol Soares

    Oh my word Amy those are beautiful! Even if I don’t win I would love to know where to find these so I can covet and save to purchase. They are just lovely.

  122. Lynn fortner

    Both the scissors and tape measure are incredibly beautiful. The woodwork on the tape measure is wonderful!

  123. Tiffanie

    Oooohhhh, I remember seeing those scissors and lo-o-o-ving them! Thanks for the chance to win them and the tape measure.

  124. Karel

    I climbed the Eiffel Tower stairs when I was a 16-year-old with too much energy. Bet I could still master these scissors, though! Thanks for the fond memory of my time in that beautiful country.

  125. sara

    Those scissors are too cool…I’d love to own them – and the wooden tape messure is awesome. My grandfather was born in Paris…I’d love to go…

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

  126. Beth

    Love the tape measure. My husband broke mine by pulling it too far out so a replacement is in order!

  127. danielle

    Oh oh oh! pick me! me1 ME!!!!
    I have always loved the Eiffel Tower scissors but am TOTALLY loving the tape measure (which I have never seen before!)

  128. Yvonne

    Eiffel tower scissors just might be the thing that convinces my daughter that knitting is cool 🙂

  129. Penny Tschantz

    Both the scissors and the tape measure look like treasures to keep. I’d love a set!

  130. Caitlin B.

    I lived in France for 6 weeks a couple of summers ago (study abroad trip). My host mother knit and of course seeing the Eiffel Tower was a blast to see. The scissors would be a great reminder of my trip!

  131. Sabrina

    I can see that these two little gems are heirloom items — hoping to use them and pass them on!

  132. Kristen B.

    Those scissors and tape measures are amazing! I’ve never seen any like that before. Thanks for doing a giveaway.

  133. Kristin

    What stunning tools! I would love to add them to my collection. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

  134. Shanna P

    We flew to Italy and Paris for our 40th anniversary. Every time I see a symbol of the Eiffel Tower it brings back memories of the wonderful celebration dinner we had there, mother nature even provided a lightning show for us to watch while eating dinner.

  135. Pix

    Lovely scissors…I have such a weakness for the older designs. They’re so much more interesting looking than modern ones.

  136. Groggy R.

    What a thrilling prize!!! Thanks to BagSmith/Sajou and Knitty for offering this chance to win something soooo cool!!!!

  137. Aimee

    I don’t know which one is cuter, the scissors or the tape measure. I would love to win either one.

  138. Carrie Armbrecht

    I have been dreaming of owing a pair of Sajou scissors. Whoever wins them will be very lucky indeed. Thanks!

  139. Amy

    I’ve been drooling over Sajou items, including the scissors, for some time. I’d love to win them. Thanks for the opportunity.

  140. Kate

    The tape measures are beautiful, and so are the scissors! What a great giveaway, thanks! Here is my entry to win!

  141. Mel

    I’d love to win the scissors. My husband proposed on the Eiffel Tower back in ’99, so I’ve got a soft spot for all things that remind me of that trip. 🙂

  142. Jennifer

    I’ve been looking at these scissors for the last year and have been trying to justify the cost. I would so love to win a set.

  143. Tami

    Thank you for sharing the links for the Cowichan sweaters, very interesting!

    Cute scissors and tape measure too.

  144. Sarah

    These scissors are absolutely adorable! And I have never seen a tape measure like that but now have to have one!

  145. Alessandra Parsons

    Oh what wonderful tape measures. And it’s great that something so beautiful as a cowichan sweater is recognised historically.

  146. Deirdre

    I seem to recall my grandmother having a tape measure like that one in her toolkit… and I LOVE the scissors!!

  147. Cheryl

    Oh wow, those Eiffel Tower scissors are beautiful.
    Thanks for these WWW story collections, they make for great reading every week!

  148. Janice

    I enjoyed the article and the scissors are absolutely beautiful. I hope you pick me to win.

  149. Karen Lynne

    Yummy! And I already have a Bagsmith bag in which the items could be stowed. Pick me!!

  150. Sue

    Love the knit in for Toronto Libraries. What great creative support for such a wonderful service. Wishing them well.

    Love this blog – and contests too!

  151. Lynne

    Love the scissors (have been resisting the temptation to buy the cheapie knock-offs), but really, really get off on the wooden tape measure!

  152. Reney

    Great blog!! Loved the history on the Cowichan sweaters, tea cozy story and the Iceland Conference…(if we could just get them to host in Toronto, life would be perfect)!

  153. Allison

    Love the scissors and I am always in need of a tape measure; I just cannot keep them in all the places where they are needed.

  154. Cathy Fries

    I love everything knitting! The tape measure and scissors would be a great addition to my supplies.

  155. Ruth Iliffe

    Great give-away Knitty! Finding the whole knitty thing a real eye opening inspiration! Love the superheroes, and Scandinavian Festival is so tempting 🙂 Thanks

  156. Candi

    I have been coveting those scissors for quite a while now! Please, please let me win for the thousands of comments I have left on knitting blogs hoping to win a prize.

  157. Marianne C

    I have wanted a pair of Sajou scissors forever and I love the effiel tower ones. The tape measure is gorgeous.

  158. Kate

    I love the opportunity to have a little piece of history. The measuring tapes are wonderful! I like how the numbers go in the right direction.

  159. Wendy

    The superhero sweaters are great! I like how the tape measures look like beads with a little secret inside

  160. Liz A

    Superhero sweaters are awesome! Clearly they still need to be stylish in the fall. Brilliant idea, and really well executed.

  161. Ammie

    Wonderful! Every hat should be packaged with a chocolate bar! I also love that the Candadian govt. has recognized the historical importance of indigenous knitwear. Exciting news all around.

  162. Karina

    Thank you for offering them, an extra tape measure or scissors never go wanting and these ones are terribly attractive.

  163. Amanda

    Thank you for posting about the Toronto knit-in. I saw it on the news this morning and wondered why the library union was in Square knitting! Since that wasn’t explained it look a little odd. 🙂

    I really love the scissors. What a conversation piece that would be to my collection.

  164. 10a

    Oh the scissors and tape measure are both adorable! Good to know that someone out there rescued both designs from oblivion! I’d love to win them.

  165. Jennifer

    Love the Super-sweaters! After a long day saving the world in spandex, it must feel great to curl up in a cozy wool pullover.

  166. Aimee

    Having just finished writing an essay about superheroines, I was psyched to see the wonderful designs that Hanie Mohd has come up for them! Thanks for bringing her work to my attention.

  167. Janene McMahan

    Hi! Love the scissors… of course I’ve been drawn to the Eiffel Tower for years. Some day I will be there in person.

    I follow you in Twitter… I don’t follow many, but I’ve truly enjoyed knitty.com for years, and now I get to read a few random insights from you more directly. Thank you!

  168. LoriAngela

    We had a great talk by Barb Brown at the electrictree knitting retreat (on Saltspring Island) about Cowichan sweaters, and Marg Miekle has published a booklet I read at my local library. I was horrified when the Canadian Olympic team wore Chinese sweaters with Cowichan designs!
    Thanks for the great news articles.

  169. christen

    Wow. I love those giveaway gifts. When I read wooden tape measure, I had no idea what that meant. “you mean a ruler?” Haha! I love them, as well as those superhero sweaters. Awesome!

  170. Chris

    Love the scissors, but I think the tape measure is super precious as well! The articles, as always, are truly inspirational and interesting 🙂 Gotta love the SuperSweaters!

  171. Pam

    The scissors are so fun and unexpected, and I like the tape measures & their holders, too – thanks for the opportunity to win!

  172. Jess

    I have admired this companys products for a long time….the scissors are proabably as close to “April in Paris” as I will ever see in Montana!

  173. Diane F'man

    Would love to win the scissors and tape. They are beautul.

    The Cowichan sweaters are a treat to see in real life. I can’t imagine how those stoic women life off of what they make on sweaters!

  174. Janet Martin

    Love both items but that tape is way cuter than the hardware store metal one currently in my knitting bag.

  175. Dana

    I like the octagonal finger holes on the scissors. Thanks for another great giveaway opportunity!

  176. Janelle

    Ooo-la-la! Those scissors are cest magnifique! And I don’t even speak French. (obviously)

  177. MadTatter

    I always thought it was a little unfair that the ladies got such skimpy outfits compared to the guys. I absolutely LOVE the sweaters – and a shawl! one of the ladies got a _shawl_!!!!! (*squeee!*) Too Fab!

    And the giveaway? completely awesome!

  178. Denise

    One can never have too many scissors or tape measures and it’s a bonus when they are both so unique!

  179. LauraSue

    Did anyone notice that the second article on the Cowichan sweaters says the artist doesn’t use New Zealand wool, but instead uses local wool that she washes and WEAVES in her back yard? Weaves? Surely they mean she spins it. Sigh. Educating the public. It never ends.

  180. Eloise

    Beautiful scissors, I love well made tools.
    After I saw the article on Cowichan Sweaters I went to the attic and dug out the one I bought in Victoria in 1981…it seems a little small on me now, but oh boy it is lovely.

  181. Toni

    I have been eyeing those scissors ever since I saw them on the Purl site. And that tape measure is cuuute!

  182. Esther

    Hello Knitty people!

    The tape measurer brings back memories of great grand-mother (Nana) that was from the province of Brittany in France 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win

  183. Lianne

    The scissors are very cute! and I love the tape measure1 very unusual while still cute and functional!

  184. Chloe

    that measuring tape matches my needles.

    i love it when things are made of wood. they are usually higher quality. if i had another measuring tape, i could keep one at home, and one in my knitting bag…

  185. Lestersmama

    I have misplaced my embroidery scissors. Those ones look like a wonderful replacement.

  186. maget

    Those are the coolest tape-measures I’ve ever seen!! Thanks Knitty for yet another super-cool giveaway!

  187. Colleen

    ahh
    i wd let my kid pilfer my old tape (for use as a dog leash or whatever it is she gets up to) if i won that funky one…especially like the wooden disguise element!

  188. Grace

    Needed a little pair of scissors just this morning! Can’t imagine how overjoyed I would be to have a set this sweet!

  189. Judy

    Every time I see the lovely Sajou Eiffel Tower scissors with their charming fob and tassel, I can hardly keep myself from ordering them, if only my budget would allow. Crossing my fingers and toes that I am lucky!

  190. Mandy

    You’re giving away Sajou Eiffel Tower scissors? Sign me up! I’ve always wanted a pair. 🙂

  191. Harmony

    I have decided I must have these scissors. Either the Fates will choose for you to give them to me, or I will buy them. Beautiful!!
    ~Harmony~

  192. Beverly

    What beautiful knitting tools these are. Surely my knitting will be enhanced if I use beautiful tools.

  193. Betsy

    The scissors make me want to go to Paris, but the Nordic knitting article really makes me want to go to Iceland.

  194. Pam

    Double bonus — a great giveaway, and an article about Cowichan sweaters. We’ll be on Vancouver Island on Monday!

  195. Liz in Missouri

    Wow! Who knew when I made that sweater out of the scratchy, weedy Icelandic Lopi all those many years ago, that I was making something historic. I just thought it was a nice warm sweater!
    The scissors? You bet – I would love them1

  196. Robin F.

    Oh an Eiffel tower scissor. As close as I’ll ever get to Paris. And such cute tape measures.

  197. Kellie

    Such cute scissors and tape measures! I would love to be entered for a chance to win.
    thanks!

  198. Cheryl

    These products are quite possibly the most delightfully packaged items available today. It took all my resolve to keep away from their booth at Stitches West this year. Consider me smitten!

  199. Gina in the SF East Bay

    I just love those little tape measures, although they would probably be the first ones I would lose.

  200. Stephanie

    Love the scissors and tape measure. Thanks for continuing with give always. Even if I don’t win they are still so much fun.

  201. Lyssa

    wow are those ever beautiful. I’m curious: do the wooden wind up with the knob at the end?

  202. Kris

    I’d love to be able to give the scissors to my mom. She somehow lost her scissors on a trip to Paris, so these would be like an inside joke.

  203. stitchpunk

    *wipes drool off screen* (I have a Thing about scissors.) Those are just gorgeous and I would love love love a special pair to keep at home. At the moment my best small pair live in my Zombie Apocalypse/Craft Emergency Survival Kit that travels everywhere with me…<3 the tape measure too!

  204. Erin B.

    That tape measure is quite possibly the coolest little notion ever! Also, I’m so glad to sea the Coast Salish get the recognition they deserve; their traditional designs are so beautiful.

  205. Mary

    Those are the cutest scissors ever… and I know exactly to whom I would gift them! Tape measure would be MINE.

  206. Margaret

    Those are very special scissors! What a great thing to have. Hope I’m one of the lucky winners!

  207. Paulette

    C’est pour moi.
    It would be great to add this to my Eiffel Tower collection.
    Thanks to BagSmith/Sajou and Knitty for making this giveaway possible.
    Bonne chance à tous!

  208. Marti

    What nifty measuring tapes and scissors! I’d love to have special little items like that to tuck in my knitting bag.

  209. Lindr

    Wonderful information, as usual. I’d love to be able to go to the conference in Iceland.

    Oh, and the scissors are adorable!

  210. Allison

    I can never seem to find a measuring tape when I need one, but with a nice one like that I might have more motivation to keep track of it!
    And the scissors so cute. 🙂

  211. Patty Johnson

    Eiffel Tower scissors!! Anyone else own “Thirty Six Views of the Eiffel Tower”, based on the Hokusai views of Mt. Fuji?

  212. Johnnie Boughner

    Very nice giveaway. Can never have enough scissors and tape measures, especially such COOL ones.

  213. Jaimee

    Lovely giveaway! I find the Cowichan sweaters so interesting- I remember my dad having a replica when I was a kid. I didn’t know what they were called until the Olympics in Vancover though!

  214. Frazzlehead

    Oh my – awesome scissors and tape measure, Icelandic knitting conference (!!), Cowichan sweaters (love those, totally gotta make one someday … being a Canuck and all)… what a post!

  215. Cordelia

    I love those scissors. I also love that I grew up in the Cowichan Valley (graduated from Cow high) and that North America’s only “folk knitting” has been given the recognition it deserves.

  216. Lisa

    What beautiful scissors and measuring tape! Such a lovely give away….and wouldn’t it be lovely to have these in my knitting bag!

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  218. Kathleen Champlain

    Today is our 48th wedding anniversary–wouldn’t it be lovely to win some delightful scissors and a really cute tape measure?

  219. Kat

    Ah, one day I’ll be enjoying the sun and knitting in the middle of Montmartre. The scissors would be perfect company. 😉

  220. Anna

    Tape measures and scissors are essential tools when you’re a knitter, so having some that work is good. But having some lovely handcrafted tools like these scissors and the tape measure? What a pleasure it would be to use them!

  221. DebbieG

    I’ve always wanted to go to Paris and haven’t had a chance or the money. This is the next best thing.

  222. Susanne Scheurwater

    Wow what a cute little tape measure!! You are right, that would fit in to any knitters bag.

  223. Dawn

    Man, where have I been all these years. Obviously, not reading the Knitty blog. Thanks for reminding me about what I’ve been seriously missing.

  224. Karen L

    I love to check in and be inspired with goodness! Hoping to replace my little Liberty scissors…

  225. Bethan J

    It’s still Friday 30th here! Adore the Sajou stuff *covetcovet* Not a chance with so many others coveting too, but never mind 🙂

  226. bluesbee

    The scissors and tape measure are adorable. Love the Knitty blog–always interesting and informative!

    1. MLRaffaele

      That’s the coolest pair of scissors I’ve seen in a long time – the tape measure is cute too!

  227. Valerie

    Love those scissors, and the Cowichan sweater article was fascinating. Thank you for posting it.

  228. Linda

    Knitty – a great place to spend time wishing, and planning the next fibre creation. And a fun giveaway!

  229. Elizabeth M.

    I love www days on the blog. You always have such an interesting assortment of fiber-related articles. This time, my favorites were the sweaters for super-hero women and the woman who re-invented herself as a tea cozy expert. I wonder what I can re-invent myself as being?

  230. Jabberwocky

    Those are really interesting prizes– never seen a measuring tape like that before. Count me in.

  231. Julia

    I’d love a pair of craft scissors – the school-kid Fiskars I generally use are functional, but not as lovely as these!

  232. Theressa

    Love the scissors… and the fact that superheros get chilly too. Thanks for the chance to win.

  233. Lynn

    I would love to add the tiny scissors and measuring tape to my knitting kit. It reminds me of the ones my grandmother had. One of her other 19 grandkids got them, not me. 🙁

  234. Margaret

    Those Parisian scissors would be the perfect gift fro my daughter after her trip to Paris – would love to win!

  235. Denise

    Thank you for your engaging blog, I always learn something new.

    I would so love to win the scissors and tape measure, for the reason that when I was standing at the foot of the Eiffel Tower on my only day in Paris, I was told the tickets were sold out! So I walked across the bridge and took photos from the other side. The scissors would make for a delightful memory every time I snipped a yarn.

  236. Candace

    Love to be the lucky winner. My sister just went to France but she wouldn’t be able to bring scissors back on the plane.

  237. Paulapurl

    What a great giveaway. I’d love to win–it may be the closest I ever get to the Eiffel Tower.

  238. susan

    What a beautiful set! I love them both and really truly wish and hope I win. Thanks for the opportunity!

  239. Anne

    I would love to win the beautiful sissors and tape measure. Their antique look is absolutely beautiful.

  240. Emme J